Bachelorette 2’s Meredith, Ian break up.

Bachelorette 2’s Meredith, Ian break up.
The couple that found one another on The Bachelorette 2 has split up. Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee did what most couples do and gave a statement to Extra, saying, “Our relationship began with great expectations for a happy ending, but unfortunately things didn’t work out as we had hoped. What we experienced together was incredible and we are both sad to see it end.” That brings the spin-off show’s relationship total to 1 out of 2, and the entire franchise’s total to two successful relationships out of eight. (The two are Trista and Ryan, and Mary and Byron–although that couple is fresh out of the gate, so there’s still plenty of time for them to break up.) Maybe Bachelorette 3 Jen can do better and not fail. Again.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.